（*De/spoina), the ruling goddess or the mistress, occurs as a surname of several divinities, such as Aphrodite (Theocrit. 15.100), Demeter (Aristoph. Thes. 286), and Persephone. (Paus. 8.37.6; comp. PERSEPHONE.) [L.S]
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.